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Chief of Police

Texas A&M International University
Job Location:
Laredo, Texas
Police and Public Safety
Chief of Police

Job Title
Chief of Police

Texas A&M International University

University Police Department

Proposed Minimum Salary

Job Location
Laredo, Texas

Job Type

Job Description

Job Summary

The Chief of Police, under general direction, plans, directs, coordinates, and implements departmental goals, policies, procedures, and activities associated with the protection, safety, and welfare of students, staff, and visitors. Protects University property.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Leads and directs the department in establishing and maintaining high quality performance, a commitment to ethics and integrity, and efficient and effective use of resources. Leads the development of departmental strategic plans including goals and objectives, appropriate procedures, and strategic alliances.
  • Directs departmental budgets and expenditures, determines needs, and establishes priorities. Oversees the University Police fleet.
  • Provides strong leadership by directing and actively participating in the University Police Department (UPD) operational activities and is accountable for the following: scheduling the patrol of University grounds, enforcement of State of Texas statutes, Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) policies, rules, and procedures, parking and traffic control, and maintenance of UPD records.
  • Represents TAMUS and UPD through membership and involvement in local, regional, State, and National organizations. Serves on committees at various levels. Represents the UPD at various meetings. Works cooperatively with leadership, local, and State agencies in law enforcement, and emergency response.
  • Interacts with constituents such as parents, students, faculty, and staff to respond to needs, locate missing or troubled students, and address concerning trends and behaviors.
  • Leads development of contingency plans and emergency response plans for various situations. Oversees and monitors training programs for UPD personnel to support normal and contingency operations. Responds to campus emergencies.
  • Develops and maintains the UPD security, operations, and crime prevention plans by auditing campus programs, the facilities and grounds, and coordinating user needs with current and predicted models for short and long term security operations. Develops and provides safety, health, and emergency management training for the campus community.
  • Ensures compliance with local, State, and Federal reporting requirements. Completes and files required University, State, and Federal mandated reports. Oversees criminal background investigations for the University.
  • Oversees Investigations surrounding the violation of laws and University rules or policies. Reviews necessary reports to deliver findings for accounts of theft, disturbances, or general complaints to the UPD.
  • Oversees recruitment, selection, evaluation, and termination of police and security officers; assignments, supervision, and training of department officers. Performs or adjudicates disciplinary and commendation actions. Demonstrates commitment to recruiting and retaining a diverse work force and working with a diverse community.
This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. Other duties may be assigned.

Additional Responsibilities
  • Responsible for all police, safety, and security issues on the campus, including the University's parking and traffic control systems.
  • Perform public relations activities as necessary; implement and maintain police programs.
  • Responsible for monitoring required staff certification(s)/licensure(s) including obtaining current, valid, and legitimate proof of certification(s)/licensure(s), and providing such proof to the HR Office for employee files. Responsible for maintaining current certification(s)/licensure(s) required as a condition of employment and providing valid and legitimate proof of certification(s)/licensure(s) to the supervisor prior to the expiration date(s) of certification(s)/licensure(s).
Minimum Requirements
  • Education - Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, Psychology, or Law Enforcement.
  • Experience - Seven years of related experience,
  • Supervisory - Minimum of 3 years supervisory experience.
Licensing / Professional Certification

  • Intermediate, Advanced, or Master Peace Officer Certification from Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education.
  • Valid driver's license.
Must be acquired within 1 year of date of employment:
  • Certified in Texas Law Enforcement Telecommunication System (TLETS)
  • CPR Certification
  • National Incident Management System (NIMS) training certification.
  • Law Enforcement Leadership training, weapons, radar, and baton certifications.
Preferred Education and Experience

Preferred Experience
  • Working in an educational environment and familiarity with Clery Act compliance.
  • Reporting to a civilian hierarchy.
  • Supervising licensed officers and civilian employees.
  • Conducting presentations for college-age populations and/or parent.
Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:
  • Criminal justice system.
  • Information required by State and Federal governments.
  • Employee background checks, principles, and practices of public administration.
  • Modern management methods.
  • Word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
Ability to:
  • Multitask and work cooperatively with others.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively to ensure understanding.
  • Effective communicate skills both verbal and written.
  • Strong public speaking, leadership, and management skills.
  • Plan, organize, and direct the work of others.
  • Gather, correlate, and analyze information and devise solutions to administrative problems.
  • Work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.
  • Work in a high stress environment.
Preferred Knowledge and Abilities
  • Strong presentation/interpersonal skills.
  • Strong writing skills.
Physical Requirements - None.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Supervision of Others
  • This position supervises employees.
Other Requirements
  • Evening and weekend work will be required.
First review of applications will be April 5, 2022

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANT: During the application process you have only one opportunity to enter the requested information, upload documents and Submit the application. You will not be able to make changes or add additional documents once you "Submit" the application materials. The software does not allow you to "Save" your application and return to complete the process at a later time. The page "My Experience" has an area provided under Resume/CV to drop or upload files. Be sure to include:
  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • At least 3 professional references and their full contact information, and
  • Unofficial transcripts
Applications received by Texas A&M International University must have all job application data entered. Failure to provide all job application data could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. "See resume" is not an acceptable entry in the job application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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